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Sometimes the sheer scale of London can be overwhelming, not to mention the bewildering choice of entertainment. But don't fear, help is at hand. Whether it's the stage, screen or canvas that captures your attention, you can expect to be thoroughly entertained with our guide to the best of the best entertainment venues from the greatest city in the world.

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Southbank Centre

Thriving riverside arts complex

Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station , Embankment Underground Station

 
 

The Southbank Centre is a classic example of brutal 60's concrete architecture. Everyone has an opinion (usually negative) on its distinctive design - famous detractors include Prince Charles, who once described it as a 'monstrous carbuncle'. Yet, if the West End is the centre of popular culture in London, it is the South Bank Centre that is the centre of true excellence in the arts. Comprising the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward Gallery, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Saison Poetry Library and the Purcell Room, the complex is the largest single-run arts centre in the world and consistently produces plays, classical and world music events and fine art exhibitions of high renown. Primarily a classical music venue, it is home to the London Philharmonic Orchestra and three resident associate ensembles. The Southbank programme also includes the London Jazz Festival, widely acknowledged for annually delivering world-class music to the capital, whilst the Hayward Gallery continues to host imaginative and influential exhibitions since its opening by Her Majesty The Queen in 1968. A happy architectural accident has also made this complex the best spot for skateboarding and BMXing in the capital, meaning it is loved by London's counter-culture as much as by its highbrow elite. In recent years, the building of Tate Modern and the London Eye adjacent to the centre has been the final step in making the South Bank of the Thames into the beating heart of a thousand years of British culture.

 
 

Events at Southbank Centre

Africa Utopia Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd Jul 2018 | Various

 
Africa Utopia Southbank Centre 2018-07-192018-07-22 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres

Back for a sixth time, Africa Utopia at the Southbank Centre looks at how African art and ideas can change the world for the better. Highlights in 2018 include Amadou & Mariam at the Royal ...more

Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018 Now OnFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

17th July to 19th August 2018 | Free

 
Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018 Southbank Centre 2018-07-172018-08-19 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres

This summer, the Southbank Centre marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birthday with a brand-new exhibition. Taking place in the newly renovated Queen Elizabeth Hall, Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018 will explore the life ...more

Lee Bul: Wayward Wander Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

30th May to 19th August 2018

 
Lee Bul: Wayward Wander Southbank Centre 2018-05-302018-08-19 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres
Lee Bul
Ongoing

30th May to 19th August 2018 - Various Times | £13, concs £10.50, under 16s/Art Fund mems £6.50, under 12s Free

 
Lee Bul Southbank Centre 2018-05-302018-08-19 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres
Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

26th May to 9th September 2018 | Free

 
Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms Southbank Centre 2018-05-262018-09-09 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres
ABBA: Super Troupers Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

14th December 2017 to 29th July 2018 | £25, £20, £15

 
ABBA: Super Troupers Southbank Centre 2017-12-142018-07-29 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres
Kasai Masai
On SoonFree Event

Friday 20th July 2018 - 5.30pm | Free

 
Kasai Masai Southbank Centre 2018-07-202018-07-20 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Arts Centres

Nickens Nkoso leads his London-based outfit in playing traditional African rhythms with an urban twist.

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Barbican Centre

Huge, multifaceted arts and entertainment hub

Silk Street, City, London, EC2Y 8DS

Tube: Barbican Station , Moorgate Station

 
 

Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world', the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or not, this multi-faceted performance and arts venue is truly wondrous. Open 363 days a year, it offers the most diverse program of any London venue. As well as being home to the London Symphony Orchestra, the centre's giant 1,949 seat Barbican Hall attracts a host of international classical, jazz, rock, and world music stars. Two theatres offer a year-round program of some of the finest in international performing arts, while the 286 seat curve cinema mixes mainstream films with specialist seasons. The Barbican Art Gallery and The Curve Gallery present a diverse mix of design, architecture, fashion and photography from internationally acclaimed artists. The sprawling space also includes several smaller exhibition spaces, a Lakeside Terrace, a roof-top conservatory and three restaurants and a host of talks, signings, and events for children and live music in the foyer are also on offer. The building itself is a labyrinth and finding your route from the station or car park is an adventure in itself. Staircases twist around each other, directing lost patrons into mysteriously empty mezzanines, where odd snatches of music are the only guide back to the main lobby. The joy of coming across exhibitions, live music, or talks from a major arts celebrity in some odd corner of the building is a unique feature of this remarkable concentration of artistic talent.

 
 

Events at Barbican Centre

Barry Humphries: Weimar Cabaret Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

11th to 29th July 2018 | From £19

 
Barry Humphries: Weimar Cabaret Barbican Centre 2018-07-112018-07-29 Where:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Arts Centres

Last seen in London in July 2016, Weimar Cabaret is a celebration of Barry Humphries' lifelong passion and fascination with the music of the Weimar Republic. The legendary entertainer, best known for as Dame Edna ...more

Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret
Now On

11th to 29th July 2018 - Various Times | £19-£60, Premium Seats £75

 
Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret Barbican Centre 2018-07-112018-07-29 Where:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Arts Centres

Humphries hosts a seductive evening dedicated to the jazz-infused music of the Weimar Republic, performed in both English and German by cabaret diva and fellow Australian, Meow Meow, accompanied live on stage by the Aurora ...

Dorothea Lange/Vanessa Winship
Ongoing

22nd June to 2nd September 2018 - Various Times | £13.50

 
Dorothea Lange/Vanessa Winship Barbican Centre 2018-06-222018-09-02 Where:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Arts Centres
Steve Earle
On Soon

Sunday 29th July 2018 - 7pm | £34.50-£39.50

 
Steve Earle Barbican Centre 2018-07-292018-07-29 Where:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Arts Centres

The acclaimed American singer-songwriter performs country, country-rock and folk songs.

The Second Violinist Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

6th, 7th and 8th September 2018 | £16-£40

 
The Second Violinist Barbican Centre 2018-09-062018-09-08 Where:
Barbican Centre, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Arts Centres

The latest collaboration between Irish playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy, The Second Violinist is a modern opera that tells the foreboding story of a life falling apart. The drama at the Barbican unfolds ...more

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Royal Opera House

Architecturally stunning home of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera

Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Leicester Square Station

 
 

Home of the Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, this impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to every major star of the classical music world since 1858. The third theatre to be located on this site, most of the existing venue - with the exception of the auditorium, facade and foyer which are originals from 1858 - is the result of a detailed reconstruction in the 1990s. It claims to be the most modern theatre facility in Europe, and it is certainly among the most spectacular. If you're serious about ballet and opera then this is the place to come for some of the best in the world. If you're not, and just want to explore the building itself (we recommend the dramatic glass atrium, a magnificently restored former flower market that now functions as a fine dining restaurant and champagne bar), you can wander around for free during the day. An esteemed, iconic and architecturally stunning venue.

 
 

Events at Royal Opera House

Royal Opera: La Boheme Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Saturday 16th - Friday 20th July 2018 | £7-£230

 
Royal Opera: La Boheme Royal Opera House 2018-06-162018-07-20 Where:
Royal Opera House, Bow Street London, WC2E 9DD
Category: Theatres

Nicola Luisotti and Paul Wynne Griffiths conduct Richard Jones's production of Puccini's passionate opera about a Parisian courtesan. This is the first revival of Jones's production which replaces John Copley's previous 1974 production for the ...more

Royal Opera: Falstaff
Now On

7th, 10th, 13th, 16th, 19th and 21st Jul 2018 - Various Times | £30-£195, Jul 21 £106-£175

 
Royal Opera: Falstaff Royal Opera House 2018-07-072018-07-21 Where:
Royal Opera House, Bow Street London, WC2E 9DD
Category: Theatres

Robert Carsen's production sets Giuseppe Verdi's final opera, based on Shakespeare's tale of the fat knight, in 1950s England. Arrigo Boito based his libretto on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives Of Windsor and Henry IV Parts ...

Royal Opera & Opera Rara: L'Ange De Nisida
On Soon

Wednesday 18th and Saturday 21st July 2018 - 7.30pm | £4-£100

 
Royal Opera & Opera Rara: L'Ange De Nisida Royal Opera House 2018-07-182018-07-21 Where:
Royal Opera House, Bow Street London, WC2E 9DD
Category: Theatres

Mark Elder conducts a concert performance of Donizetti's unheard opera based on a new performing edition by Italian musicologist Candida Mantica.

Pet Shop Boys: Inner Sanctum
On Soon

25th, 26th, 27th and 28th Jul 2018 - 8pm | £80, phone for availability

 
Pet Shop Boys: Inner Sanctum Royal Opera House 2018-07-252018-07-28 Where:
Royal Opera House, Bow Street London, WC2E 9DD
Category: Theatres

Lynne Page directs and choreographs the award-winning electronic pop duo, with designs by Es Devlin.

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The O2 Arena

State-of-the-art concert arena on the Greenwich peninsula

Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 

The centrepiece of the redeveloped Millennium Dome is the O2 Arena, the first purpose-built music venue in London. With a capacity of 20,000, it offers the slightly soulless Wembley Arena some serious competition and has attracted some of  the world’s biggest names in rock and pop in recent years, in fact this South-East London arena has seen everyone from The Rolling Stones and AC/DC to Beyonce and Britney Spears take to its stage. The 02 Arena also hosts classical music concerts, live comedy and tons of sporting events including the Barclays ATP World Tour tennis finals. From the debacle that was New Labour's Millennium Dome, something quite special has sprung.

 
 

Events at The O2 Arena

Ennio Morricone Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Monday 26th November 2018 | £95.25-£111.75

 
Ennio Morricone The O2 Arena 2018-11-262018-11-26 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The film composer Ennio Morricone, well known for his soundtracks for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Cinema Paradiso, The Untouchables and Django Unchained, among many others, conducts his film music live in the ...more

DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

23rd February to 9th September 2018

 
DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes The O2 Arena 2018-02-232018-09-09 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music
Iron Maiden
On Soon

Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August 2018 - 6pm | £58.75-£73.25

 
Iron Maiden The O2 Arena 2018-08-102018-08-11 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The London-formed rock collective who have countless awards to their name - including a BRIT and Grammy - perform songs from their extensive repertoire.

Walking with Dinosaurs On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

14th to 19th Aug 2018

 
Walking with Dinosaurs The O2 Arena 2018-08-142018-08-19 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

A follow up to the hugely popular 1999 BBC television show, here comes another chance to go Walking With Dinosaurs again. The arena spectacular has now been seen by over 9 million people worldwide and ...more

Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular
On Soon

14th to 19th Aug 2018 - Various Times | £29-£80

 
Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular The O2 Arena 2018-08-142018-08-19 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Stage production of the award-winning BBC TV series.

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Wembley Stadium

Magnificent sports venue and the home of English football

Wembley, London, HA9 0WS

Tube: Wembley Park Station

 
 

The world-famous football stadium was first built for the British Empire Exhibition of 1924, its first turf cut by King George V. Beneath the twin towers England internationals and FA Cup Finals were played for 70 years, including the 'White Horse Final' when over 240,000 spectators squeezed their way in. In the eighties, it played host to a number of legendary rock gigs including 'Live Aid' and the Nelson Mandela birthday concert. In 2002, the stadium, always intended to be a temporary structure, was demolished. The rebuilt Wembley, completed in 2007, has replaced the towers with an incredible arch, visible from anywhere in North West London. They've retained the same steeply banked seats, almost on top of the pitch, that help create the 'Wembley roar', and once again the English team has a spiritual home.

 
 
 
 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

The West End's oldest and most spectacular theatre

Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JF

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Holborn Station, Temple Station

 
 

The first theatre on this site was built in 1662 on the orders of Charles II. It has been rebuilt a number of times since then, but the current auditorium, completed in 1922, incorporates many elements from as long ago as 1820. As a result, this vision in cream and gold possesses an elegance unmatched in the West End. Its broad staircases, its chandeliered salon, its statuary and panels speak of an older, more glamorous theatrical age than the weighty grandeur of much of the West End. The performance history here is the history of popular theatre in Britain. From Nell Gwynne's debut, when Charles II fell in love with the 15-year-old actress, through the great Colley Cibber, to a three decade stint by David Garrick, London's greatest stars have appeared beneath the Theatre Royal's gorgeously decorated arch. Noel Coward's 'Cavalcade' (1931), with a 250-strong chorus, brought audiences to their feet every night, before Ivor Novello took the theatre up to the Second World War with a series of shows which he scored, wrote and starred in. After the war, the Theatre Royal blazed a trail into the modern world of long-running musicals, with a series of hits including 'Oklahoma', 'South Pacific', '42nd Street' and 'Miss Saigon', which ran for 4,236 performances.

 
 

Events at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

42nd Street Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

20th March 2017 to 20th October 2018 | £25-£125

 
42nd Street Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2017-03-202018-10-20 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JF
Category: Theatres
Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me

Sunday 11th November 2018 - 7.30pm | £33.95-£66.95

 
Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2018-11-112018-11-11 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JF
Category: Theatres

The comedian and actress discusses her life.

Christmas Spectacular 2018

Sunday 16th and Sunday 23rd December 2018 at 3pm and 7.30pm | £32.85-£74.65

 
Christmas Spectacular 2018 Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2018-12-162018-12-23 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JF
Category: Theatres

West End vocalists join a show band and the Jingle Belle Dancers for sing-along seasonal songs including Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, Merry Christmas Everyone, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town ...

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The O2 Academy Brixton

Superb music venue in a lively area of London

211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London, SW9 9SL

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 

This former cinema with its art deco interior, proscenium arch and 140ft dome is London's most celebrated venue for live music, winning Best Live Venue at the NME awards at least a dozen times since 1994 . The famous sloping floor means there are great views wherever you're standing, though keeping your feet can be a problem at the more raucous rock gigs. Most of the biggest bands in the world have played here, and it also holds some of Britain's hardest club nights. Located in one of the hardest-partying areas of London, with a capacity of 4,700, excellent sound, a 6am licence, and one of the biggest dance floors in the capital, this is the only place to watch your favourite bands and DJs.

 
 

Events at O2 Academy Brixton

Goo Goo Dolls
On Soon

Thursday 26th July 2018 - 7pm | £32.50

 
Goo Goo Dolls O2 Academy Brixton 2018-07-262018-07-26 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Indie-rock and pop by the band who originate from Buffalo, New York State, lead by vocalist John Rzeznik.

Ezra Furman

Tuesday 4th September 2018 - 7.30pm | £21.50, rescheduled from May 23, original ticket remain valid

 
Ezra Furman O2 Academy Brixton 2018-09-042018-09-04 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The indie-rock artist from Chicago, Illinois takes to the stage to perform his latest psychedelic-infused tracks.

Incubus

Thursday 6th September 2018 - 7pm | £39.50

 
Incubus O2 Academy Brixton 2018-09-062018-09-06 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The Californian rock band performs in support of its latest album, 8.

Garbage

Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September 2018 - 7pm | £42.35

 
Garbage O2 Academy Brixton 2018-09-142018-09-15 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Edinburgh-born vocalist Shirley Manson's grungy alt rock outfit perform as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations.

Trailer Park Boys: A F**ked Up Evening With The Trailer Park Boys

Tuesday 18th September 2018 - 7pm | £28-£65

 
Trailer Park Boys: A F**ked Up Evening With The Trailer Park Boys O2 Academy Brixton 2018-09-182018-09-18 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Outrageous humour from the stars of the Canadian mockumentary, featuring Ricky, Julian, Bubbles and Randy.

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Riverside reconstruction of Shakespeare's original theatre

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT

Tube: Mansion House Station

 
 

Set against the historical background of Bankside this is one of the finest spaces in the world for watching theatre, and also one of the most astonishing buildings in London. Opened in 1997 - thanks to the campaigning efforts of actor Sam Wanamaker - this painstaking, piece-by-piece reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is located just 200 yards from the original playhouse on the banks of the river Thames. With stunning wooden timbers and a fantastic thatched roof there is little to separate it from the original. The stage and seating are outdoors and though the seats are covered, if you really want to experience the true Elizabethan theatrical experience, you can buy a ticket as a 'groundling' and watch the production standing up in the pit in front of the stage. It can get pretty tiring and you do run the risk of being rained on and bumped into by marauding actors, but experiencing the play in this way is much more authentic and really quite fun. The season runs from May to September or October each year and usually mixes Shakespearian classics with works by other Renaissance playwrights. The standard of performance is consistently high and reassuringly traditional in its approach. It is also quite astoundingly cheap.

 
 

Events at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

As You Like It
Ongoing

2nd May to 26th August 2018 - Various Times | £22-£47, under 18s £19-£44, standing £5

 
As You Like It Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2018-05-022018-08-26 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside London, SE1 9DT
Category: Theatres
Hamlet Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

25th April to 26th August 2018 | £15-£60, standing £5 | Under 18s £3 off all seats

 
Hamlet Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2018-04-252018-08-26 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside London, SE1 9DT
Category: Theatres
The Winter's Tale
On Soon

22nd June to 14th October 2018 - Various Times | £22-£47, under 18s £19-£44, standing £5

 
The Winter's Tale Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2018-06-222018-10-14 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside London, SE1 9DT
Category: Theatres
Twelfth Night
Ongoing

Thursday 6th September 2018 - 2pm | £22-£47, standing £5

 
Twelfth Night Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2018-05-072018-09-06 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside London, SE1 9DT
Category: Theatres
The Taming Of The Shrew
Ongoing

Friday 7th September 2018 - 7.30pm | £22-£47, standing £5

 
The Taming Of The Shrew Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2018-05-112018-09-07 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside London, SE1 9DT
Category: Theatres
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Sadler's Wells Theatre

Modern contemporary dance and music performance space

Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4TN

Tube: Angel Station

 
 

Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and international dance, ballet, opera and music theatre to the capital. Now a strikingly modern building with flexible performance and auditorium spaces, the original Sadler's Wells opened in 1683. Six Sadler's Wells later and sleek steel and glass have replaced the crumbling brick edifice of previous centuries. Originally a music hall, the venue now boasts a resoundingly contemporary but extremely accessible programme - with an emphasis on dance and movement - supported by innovative visual arts exhibitions in its public spaces. Sadler's really came into its own when Lilian Baylis took charge in the 1920s. Since then many of the world's best dancers have performed on this Islington stage. In 1995, Matthew Bourne premiered his magnificent 'Swan Lake' here which went on to become the West End's longest running ballet. Sadler's Wells continues to have close associations with the centrally located Peacock Theatre, its home during periods of renovation, while the Lilian Baylis Theatre - now a highly regarded venue in itself - is located within the Sadler's Well Islington complex. Ranging from the cutting-edge to the mainstream, some truly landmark productions have taken place here over the years.

 
 

Events at Sadler's Wells

Company Wayne McGregor: Autobiography On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

26th, 27th and 28th July 2018 | £12-£32

 
Company Wayne McGregor: Autobiography Sadler's Wells 2018-07-262018-07-28 Where:
Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Islington London, EC1R 4TN
Category: Classical Music

This immersive dance performance choreographed by Wayne McGregor and set to a score by the electronic music producer Jlin, is "mesmerisingly good" says The Guardian in its five star review. Autobiography, based McGregor's personal biological ...more

Carmen La Cubana On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

1st to 19th August 2018 | £15-£68

 
Carmen La Cubana Sadler's Wells 2018-08-012018-08-19 Where:
Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Islington London, EC1R 4TN
Category: Classical Music

The UK premiere of Carmen La Cubana featuring Bizet's classic score, with new orchestrations by Tony Award-winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton), comes to Sadler's Wells this summer. Performed by a large company of singers, dancers and ...more

Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo: Programme A

11th to 16th Sep 2018 - Various Times | £15-£38

 
Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo: Programme A Sadler's Wells 2018-09-112018-09-16 Where:
Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Islington London, EC1R 4TN
Category: Classical Music

Formed in 1974 and affectionately known as 'The Trocks', the all-male company presents a mix of classic and contemporary ballets, and physical comedy, including excerpts from Petipa's Swan Lake, The Little Humpback Horse and Trovatiara.

Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo: Programme B

18th to 22nd Sep 2018 - Various Times | £15-£38

 
Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo: Programme B Sadler's Wells 2018-09-182018-09-22 Where:
Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Islington London, EC1R 4TN
Category: Classical Music

Formed in 1974 and affectionately known as 'The Trocks', the 18 male dancers of the New York-based comic ballet company present an eclectic programme including Fokine's Les Sylphides, the pas de six from Napoli and ...

The New English Ballet Theatre: The Four Seasons/Remembrance

27th, 28th and 29th September 2018 - 7.30pm | Sep 27 gala performance £120, Sep 28 & 29 £18-£42, adv tickets from www,nebt.co.uk/tickets

 
The New English Ballet Theatre: The Four Seasons/Remembrance Sadler's Wells 2018-09-272018-09-29 Where:
Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Islington London, EC1R 4TN
Category: Classical Music

Former English National Ballet soloist Jenna Lee choreographs a neoclassical ballet to Max Richter's recomposition of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and choreographer Wayne Eagling draws inspiration from the life of Marie Rambert during the Great ...

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BFI IMAX Cinema

IMAX Cinema with the largest screen in the UK

1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London, SE1 8XR

Tube: Waterloo Station

 
 

With a screen the height of five double decker buses, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the iMax format, the BFI Imax is, without doubt, the most technically impressive modern cinema in the country. Watching a film here is more like taking part in the action - travel from the depths of the ocean up to the far reaches of outer space via a series of spectacular 3D and 2D films. A large proportion of their 3D programme is dedicated to children's films, but by virtue of their technical brilliance many of these are just as fascinating for adults to watch. 3D documentaries and mainstream movies also add to the portfolio and the 2D films are also impressive on this, the largest screen in the UK. Even the fact that it currently acts as a kind of roundabout and can only be accessed via a series of illuminated tunnels is quite a coup. As you navigate the tunnels with their space-age blue lights on your way to the cinema you feel that the 'living cinema experience' has already begun. Don't let the kids have all the fun.
 

 
 
 
 

Kings Place

A creative hub in the heart of Kings Cross

90 York Way, King's Cross, London, N1 9AG

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 

Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and with a waterside setting, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place combines the offices of The Guardian newspaper with a concert hall and two art galleries. As you'd expect from the architects behind the improvements to the Royal Opera House and National Portrait Gallery it's a well designed complex of curvaceous surfaces and appealing public spaces. The concert hall, London's first to be purpose-built since the Barbican Concert Hall in 1982, includes a stunning wood-lined 420-seat auditorium. The Kings Place Music Foundation is a registered charity which provides a platform for artists and musicians to meet and share ideas. This dynamic venue is also home to a charming waterside restaurant and a homely cafe.

 
 

Events at Kings Place

The Guilty Feminist On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Monday 23rd July 2018 | phone for availability

 
The Guilty Feminist Kings Place 2018-07-232018-07-23 Where:
Kings Place, 90 York Way London, N1 9AG
Category: Arts Centres

Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and a guest MC for a comedy podcast recorded in front of a live audience, to discuss topics all 21st-century feminists agree on while confessing the insecurities, hypocrisies and fears underlying ...more

Antonia Jimenez

Thursday 19th July 2018 - 7.30pm | £9.50

 
Antonia Jimenez Kings Place 2018-07-192018-07-19 Where:
Kings Place, 90 York Way London, N1 9AG
Category: Arts Centres

The Madrid-based guitarist performs Flamenco material.

Time Unwrapped Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

1st January to 31st December 2018

 
Time Unwrapped Kings Place 2018-01-012018-12-31 Where:
Kings Place, 90 York Way London, N1 9AG
Category: Arts Centres
What Guitar Trio
On Soon

Friday 20th July 2018 - 1.15pm | £4.50

 
What Guitar Trio Kings Place 2018-07-202018-07-20 Where:
Kings Place, 90 York Way London, N1 9AG
Category: Arts Centres

The ensemble performs a new work by Graham Lynch, plus other pieces.

Andrea Vettoretti Quartet + Housden-Tarlton Guitar Duo
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Friday 20th July 2018 - 7.30pm | £7.50 & £19.50

 
Andrea Vettoretti Quartet + Housden-Tarlton Guitar Duo Kings Place 2018-07-202018-07-20 Where:
Kings Place, 90 York Way London, N1 9AG
Category: Arts Centres

The groups perform Jean-Philippe Rameau's Le Rappel Des Oiseaux and Les Cyclopes, Enrique Granados's Valses Poeticos, Sergio Assad's Tres Cenas Brasileiras a new work by Errollyn Wallen and Egberto Gismonti's Baiao Malandro.

David Russell
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Saturday 21st July 2018 - 7.30pm | £16.50-£39.50

 
David Russell Kings Place 2018-07-212018-07-21 Where:
Kings Place, 90 York Way London, N1 9AG
Category: Arts Centres

The guitarist performs a programme of pieces by Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Bach, Grieg and Sergio Assad.

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Royal Albert Hall

Iconic oval venue which annually hosts the world-famous Proms

Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AP

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 

Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's iconic oval walls. One of London's most versatile venues, it is a favourite of performers from Jose Carreras to Kylie Minogue. The Hall also plays host to the Seniors' tennis circuit. The likes of Becker and McEnroe can be seen bouncing balls off the famous mushrooms on the ceiling. The brainchild of Prince Albert, inspired by the success of the Great Exhibition, the hall first opened in 1871, ten years after the Prince's death. Heavily influenced by ancient amphitheatres and notions of the 'Empire and the arts, the oval structure's terracotta walls are decorated on the outside with a frieze dedicated to "The Triumph of Arts and Sciences". Gas lighting, poor acoustics and old pipe organs have been replaced over the years and the awe-inspiring venue now exists as a testimony to both the architectural and aesthetic achievements of the past and the technological developments of the present - it now features the largest pipe organ in the British Isles. A Grade I listed building, the hall has a capacity of over 5000 and is most consistently packed out during the summer when the Promenade concerts take over. First held here in 1941 when their original venue - the Queen's Hall - was bombed, the Proms remain fantastically popular.
 

 
 

Events at Royal Albert Hall

Hacienda Classical Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Friday 28th September 2018 | £25-£75

 
Hacienda Classical Royal Albert Hall 2018-09-282018-09-28 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AP
Category: Classical Music

Pioneering DJs Graeme Park and Mike Pickering perform alongside the Manchester Camerata orchestra and special guests for a performance of Hacienda classics. Hacienda Classical won rave reviews after its first Royal Albert Hall visit, NME ...more

Billy Ocean Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Tuesday 27th November 2018 | £37.50-£65

 
Billy Ocean Royal Albert Hall 2018-11-272018-11-27 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AP
Category: Classical Music

The multi-award-winning Trinidad and Tobago-born vocalist and guitarist, known for the songs Caribbean Queen, When The Going Gets Tough and Red Light, seamlessly blends rhythm'n'blues and pop. Billy Ocean is the biggest selling black recording ...more

Prom 7: Jacob Collier And Friends

Thursday 19th July 2018 - 7.30pm | £9.50-£50

 
Prom 7: Jacob Collier And Friends Royal Albert Hall 2018-07-192018-07-19 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AP
Category: Classical Music

Jules Buckley conducts Metropole Orkest, Jacob Collier, Take 6 and guests performing new tracks.

Prom 8: Youthful Beginnings
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Friday 20th July 2018 - 7.30pm | £7.50-£41

 
Prom 8: Youthful Beginnings Royal Albert Hall 2018-07-202018-07-20 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AP
Category: Classical Music

Thomas Sondergard conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with pianist Bertrand Chamayou, to perform Lili Boulanger's D'un Matin De Printemps and D'un Soir Triste, Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No 1 In G Minor, Morfydd Llwyn ...

Prom 9: War & Peace
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Saturday 21st July 2018 - 7.30pm | £14-£60

 
Prom 9: War & Peace Royal Albert Hall 2018-07-212018-07-21 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AP
Category: Classical Music

Donald Runnicles and Simon Halsey conducts the World Orchestra For Peaces and BBC Proms Youth Choir to perform Eriks Esenvalds's Shadow, Britten's Sinfonia Da Requiem and Beethoven's Symphony No 9 In D Minor, 'Choral'. With ...

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